IPOH – Police have detained a man believed to be a member of the Mamak gang in Kampung Larut Tin Sambungan, near Taiping, here last Thursday.
Perak police deputy chief Datuk A. Paramasivam said following a public tip-off, a team from the Taiping District Police Headquarters Criminal Investigations Department conducted a raid on a house and arrested the 31-year-old suspect.
“In the 6pm raid, police arrested the suspect who was in the bedroom of the house,” he told reporters after a duty handover ceremony for the new Perak police chief, Datuk Osman Salleh, at the Perak Contingent Police Headquarters meeting room here.
Paramasivam said the suspect, who has a record for luxury vehicle theft, is remanded until Thursday to facilitate investigations.
He said the arrest was the fourth involving members of the Mamak gang.
On Dec 7, police detained a 50-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman, believed to be members of the gang, in a 10.30pm raid at a house on Jalan Kuala Kangsar here.
Another suspect, 37, was nabbed on Dec 14 after Ops Cantas Khas in Lenggong near Kuala Kangsar, here, at 11.30am when police detected the suspected car.
The Mamak gang, which has long been active, was mostly involved in the robbery of banks and luxury cars. – BERNAMA